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Hybridiser: Rudd, G, (UK)
Year Introduced: 1872
Height 55cm
Spread 55cm


Flowers somewhat sparsely on a fairly slow-growing bush, but is grown and prized for its superb foliage. A mature plant is a stunning sight, and well worth the wait. Don't over pot, needs good light, and enjoys a sunny position.

NB This is the genuine Sunray, which (unusually) arose as a variegated seedling. Many fuchsias sold in the UK and labelled as Sunray, are actually Tom West instead, which is a quite different, fast growing, semi trailing sport of Corallina.

Tube: Short, red.

Sepals: Red, paler on top, deeper underneath. Held slightly down with slight recurve at tips.

Corolla: Mauve, darker at outer edges of petals.

Foliage: Silvery light green and cream, variegated, red blushed. Leaves are fairly broad.

Parentage: Cloth of Gold x unknown.

NKvF 2105

Certificates & Nominations AFS CM 1948
Other Awards RHS AM 1929
Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Single #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #
Variegated Foliage #